October 22, 2012
Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Win Consumer Choice Awards
CHICAGO—Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital have received National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Awards for the Chicago and Lake County/Kenosha County markets. The award is presented to hospitals that have been ranked as having the highest quality and image by healthcare consumers in over 300 markets. This is the 14th consecutive year Northwestern Memorial has received the honor and the 8th consecutive year Northwestern Lake Forest has received the honor.
Award recipients are determined based on consumer perceptions collected in the annual National Research Market Insights/Ticker study, which polls more than 260,000 households across the country. The Market Insights/Ticker survey focuses on four key areas: best doctors, best nurses, best overall quality and best image and reputation. Consumers are also asked to list their Most Preferred hospital for all health needs. Northwestern Memorial was listed more times than any other Chicago hospital, making it the Most Preferred hospital in Chicago for the 18th consecutive year.
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital also ranked highest in more categories than any other hospital in Lake and Kenosha Counties and was named Most Preferred for all health needs.
The award recipients were announced in the October 22 issue of Modern Healthcare and are also available on the National Research Corporation’s website.
About Northwestern Medicine®
Northwestern Medicine® is the collaboration between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine around a strategic vision to transform the future of healthcare. It encompasses the research, teaching and patient care activities of the academic medical center. Sharing a commitment to superior quality, academic excellence and patient safety, the organizations within Northwestern Medicine comprise more than 9,000 clinical and administrative staff, 3,100 medical and science faculty and 700 students. The entities involved in Northwestern Medicine remain separate organizations. Northwestern Medicine is a trademark of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and is used by Northwestern University.
About Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is a wholly owned entity of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. The hospital has 700 physicians board-certified in 90 medical specialties, conveniently located in offices throughout Lake County. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is ranked among Illinois’ “Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and has been named the Consumer Choice hospital in Lake and Kenosha counties for eight years in a row by National Research Corporation. The hospital operates a Chest Pain Center and the only Radiation Oncology program in Lake County accredited by the American College of Radiology. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is a Magnet hospital, having earned the country’s highest recognition for patient care and nursing and is rated among the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” guide by Working Mother magazine.
Clinical services and programs are delivered at the hospital’s Lake Forest and Grayslake campuses, and at facilities in Glenview, Gurnee-Brookside, Gurnee-Tower Court, Libertyville, Lindenhurst and Vernon Hills. At the main hospital in Lake Forest, exemplary care is provided at centers and programs which include: Cain Family Emergency Services, Hunter Family Center for Women’s Health, Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center, Waud Family Maternity Services and the Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine. For more information, visit lfh.org.
About Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group
Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group (NMPG) is a multi-site physician network with 122 physicians offering primary and specialty care services, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology, corporate health, executive health, integrative medicine, sports medicine, and travel medicine. NMPG has 25 locations throughout the Chicago area, including Chicago offices in the Loop, Streeterville, Wicker Park/Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview, as well as offices in Deerfield, Evanston, Glenview, Grayslake, Highland Park, Lake Forest, and Libertyville. All physicians are on the medical staffs of Northwestern Memorial Hospital and/or Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.